Dispute over girl led to 19-year-old's fatal shooting, deputies say

- Deputies believe that a dispute over a girl last Thursday led to a shooting that left a 19-year-old dead. 

Jeffery Douglas Brittain, 23, has been arrested for the murder of Justin Tyler Smith, 19. 

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office said Smith was shot to death inside his home on Ball Park Rd. in Newton sometime Thursday night. The incident is believed to be over a dispute about a girl. 

Investigators located Brittain on Anderson Mountain Rd. in Maiden and arrested him at 2:23 a.m. Sunday morning. 




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